Terms and Conditions (Zero Fees)

Laidlaw College Zero Tuition Scholarship

*A Zero Tuition Fees Scholarship for our Initial Teacher Education programmes in 2025!

We are delighted to announce a Zero Tuition Fees Scholarship for all Laidlaw College Initial Teacher Education programmes in 2025!

The Zero Fees Tuition Scholarship is applicable to the Bachelor of Education (Primary) and the Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) programmes at our Auckland and Christchurch campuses in 2025.

Zero Tuition Fees Scholarship is subject to NZ government regulations.


About the Zero Tuition Scholarship

Laidlaw College’s Zero Tuition Fee Scholarship is open to New Zealand citizens, residents, and permanent residents living in New Zealand during the course of their study in 2025. Please note that Laidlaw College reserves the right to cap the number of enrolments into the Initial Teacher Education programmes. Acceptance into an Initial Teacher Education programme is subject to applicants meeting the entry requirements (including police vet clearance, the assessment of the applicant's disposition to teach, and ability to meet the Code of Professional Responsibility). The Zero Tuition Fees Scholarship applies only to the base tuition fee attached to each Initial Teacher Education programme of study. Student Services Fee (SSF) and any other voluntary costs apply. Any other voluntary costs are payable via StudyLink (e.g. Student Loan). 


Terms and Conditions:

The Zero Tuition Fees Scholarship applies only to the base tuition fee attached to each Initial Teacher Education programme of study at Laidlaw College in 2025.  Student Services Fee (SSF) and any other voluntary costs such as textbooks or activities remain the responsibility of the student.

The 2025 Zero Tuition Fees Scholarship is open to new and existing Initial Teacher Education students of Laidlaw College, who are NZ Citizens or NZ permanent residents, living in New Zealand during the course of their study.

This scholarship offer permits NZ Citizens and NZ permanent residents living in New Zealand to study approved Initial Teacher Education programmes at Laidlaw College without paying the tuition fees in 2025. Study undertaken in 2026 and beyond will incur full fees and is the responsibility of the student.

The 2025 Zero Tuition Fees Scholarship is available as a result of, and subject to, present government policies. At this time, Laidlaw College is offering a scholarship for one year of study in 2025. The Zero Tuition Fees Scholarship programme is reviewed annually and may be offered in future years.

Please note that Laidlaw College reserves the right to cap the number of enrolments into the Initial Teacher Education programmes.

If a student fails any Initial Teacher Education course in 2025 and must repeat the course, the student is liable for any costs (including tuition costs) incurred in repeating the course.

Furthermore, any existing Laidlaw College student who takes up Zero Tuition Fees Scholarship in 2025, but is repeating a course or courses in 2025, understands that Zero Tuition Fees Scholarship excludes any tuition fees related to repeating a course or courses.

For the sake of clarity, any costs associated with repeating a course are not covered by the Zero Tuition Fees Scholarship in 2025.

Any student who takes up Zero Tuition Fees Scholarship in 2025 and subsequently withdraws from one or more courses will not be eligible to receive a cash refund of the fee that would have been charged.

Students who accept a Zero Tuition Fees Scholarship accept that Laidlaw College reserves the right to place them in any Auckland or Christchurch primary or secondary school, as applicable to the programme they are enrolled in, where there is availability. This is due to Laidlaw College’s dependency on the generosity of schools to host student practicum placements.

All matters relating to student rights and responsibilities will be managed in accordance with Laidlaw Colleges Policies and Procedures.

** This document needs to be read in conjunction with the Fee Schedule and the General Information and Regulations document.


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